Thursday, 8 February 2018

Rose is a rose ..... by Jennie

Hello and welcome to my first project of the month. As it is February roses sprang to mind and so I decided to alter this little MDF box.

The box comes as a kit and I decided to paint it first before putting it all together. I used the same colour chalk paint on both the inside and outside. Before glueing it all together I did stamp some text onto the inside pieces .... but rather too subtlety ... and it pretty well disappeared when it dried!

The lid and outside of the box were then crackled using DecoArt Weathered Wood and white chalk paint over the underlying soft green paint. I find it easier to do this with the box made up.

The edges of the box were edged with DecoArt Gold Metallic paint to give a shabby vintage feel.

Gold paint was also addd to the little feet which come with the kit.

I decorated the box with these beautiful Rose Vines. The larger of the two went onto the top of the box having been painted with the same chalk paint as the base colour of the box.  I kept the rest of the decoration simple with just one word using the Mini Copperplate Gothic Alphabet letters.

Two smaller vines were used, one on the front side of the box and the other on the inside lid. Here you can see the stamping that should have been in the inside of the box! I loved this wonderful quote stamp which was really my inspiration for this little box.

A useful little jewellery box which I know will be used by the recipient I have in mind.

Thank you for joining me today and happy crafting!

Jennie x

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  1. Oh my! This is just perfect, Jennie! Love love love! xxx

  2. Such a beautiful box Jennie x perfect for small trinkets x Wonderful details.colours and the roses are stunning

    TFS Annie x

    1. Thank you Annie. Yes it really is a perfect size for a dressing table or beside the bed but not too small to be fiddly to decorate.

  3. So gentle and elegant, Jennie - a lovely trinket box.
    Alison x

  4. Simply perfect! There is something so special about this pretty box with its rose theme. xx